Bill Medley

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Bill Medley

American singer and songwriter, best known as one half of The Righteous Brothers add

Category: Music

Born in 1940.

Countries: United States (55%), Brazil (9%), Australia (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Dirty Dancing, Jennifer Warnes, Phil Spector

Linked to: California State University, Long Beach, Broadcast Music, Inc., Santa Ana High School, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

 

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Bill Medley was born in 1940 add something


1962

The pair began singing as a duo in 1962 add something


1964

Their first single was "Little Latin Lupe Lu"; their first hit was "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", produced by Phil Spector in 1964 add something


1968

In 1968, he released "Peace, Brother, Peace" and "Brown Eyed Woman" both of which were Top 40 Pop hits add something

 

The duo broke up in 1968, but returned with another hit in 1974, "Rock And Roll Heaven", and they continued to appear together until Hatfield's death in November 2003 add something


1969

In 1969, he won 2nd place at the Festival Internacional da Cançao in Rio de Janeiro, with the song "Evie", by Jimmy Webb add something


1970

He released several solo albums during the 1970s and 1980s add something


1984

In 1984 and 1985, he charted 5 singles on the country charts with the biggest of these being the Top 20 country hit, "I Still Do" add something


1987

In 1987 his duet with Jennifer Warnes, " The Time of My Life", was included on the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack album, and the single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 add something

 

Up Where We Belong - It was proven even more wrong when Warnes recorded the huge hit " The Time of My Life" only a few years later with Bill Medley for the 1987 film "Dirty Dancing"

 

Jennifer Warnes - Warnes teamed with Bill Medley to record " The Time of My Life" for the 1987 motion picture "Dirty Dancing"


 

The song won Medley and Warnes a 1988 Grammy award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and an Academy award for Best Original Song for the composers add something

 

Dirty Dancing - In 1988, a music tour named "Dirty Dancing: Live in Concert", featuring Bill Medley and Eric Carmen, played 90 cities in three months


2003

The Righteous Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2003 by one of their biggest fans, Billy Joel add something


2006

Medley's daughter, McKenna Medley, is herself a singer and as of November 2006 was performing in Branson, Missouri as opening act for The Comets add something


2011

In 2011 Bill Medley began touring on the road again with his daughter McKenna and the 3 Bottle Band add something


2013

On November 24th, 2013 Bill Medley will perform for the first time in concert in the UK at the famed Wembley Arena add something


2014

Medley is booked for an eight-date tour of Australia in March 2014 add something

 

Bill Medley has written a memoir which is scheduled to be published in April 2014 and will be titled "The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother's Memoir" add something


2016

In January 2016, Bill Medley announced he would revive the Righteous Brothers for the first time since 2003, partnering with new singer Bucky Heard, who replaced the late Bobby Hatfield add something


2017

On January 27, 2017, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced that investigators used a controversial DNA testing method to solve the decades-old murder add something

 

On January 30, 2017, law enforcement officials in the Los Angeles area identified the killer as Kenneth Troyer, a sex offender and fugitive who was killed by police in 1982 add something